Updated November 30, 2011
Here are frequently asked questions about Camporama. Contact your district/fellowship director or his designee for specific details.
When can we check in on-site?
Check-in begins on Sunday, July 8, at 1:00 p.m. Upon arrival, you will be directed to the registration office at the Eagles Lodge, located in the Eagles Resort area. You may then proceed through the secure campground entrance to your district area to set up your campsite. A district or region representative MUST be present prior to general camper registration.
When should our campsite be set up by?
Campsites should be set up no later than Monday afternoon, July 9.
When are the first and last activities?
The first activity is Monday’s Grand Opening Rally on July 9. The last activity is Thursday’s Grand Finale on July 12. Plan on leaving for home after the continental breakfast on Friday morning.
Can one person check in for the entire group?
No, each person will check in and receive a registration packet containing his ID tag, lanyard, campground map, and Camporama information booklet with camp schedule.
Where do we pick up our registration items?
You may pick up your two Camporama t-shirts, souvenir hatpin, two Camporama patches, one 50th anniversary Royal Rangers patch, Camporama hat, and camp stool from the Camporama Store by presenting your ID tag. You must wear your ID tag at all times to participate in the activities and receive meals.
When are the first and last meals served?
The first meal is Sunday evening supper, July 8. The last meal is Friday morning continental breakfast, July 13. There are a total of 14 meals provided with your registration fee. Meals will be served on the following schedule:
Breakfast: 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
What will be served at the concession stands?
Hot dogs, soft drinks, water, nachos, and other concession type items. Bagged ice will also be sold.
Do I have to be a Royal Ranger or a Royal Rangers leader to attend Camporama?
Camporama is a great Royal Rangers' celebration, but is open to non-Royal Rangers as well. Boys attending must be at least nine years old by July 9, 2012 and have their parents' or legal guardians' permission. Men (ages 18 and up) attending must be approved by their local pastor. Approval is given by obtaining their signature which verifies the church has on file a youth workers' screening form. If a boy turns 18 during the week of Camporama, he is considered an adult (for the purpose of Camporama) and must also obtain his pastor's signature to attend.
Where is Camporama held at?
Camporama will be held at the Eagle Rock Retreat Center (Camp Eagle Rock) located in Eagle Rock, MO (directions and map).
I sleep with a CPAP machine. What kind of electrical power is available at Camp Eagle Rock for this?
The tent camping sites at Camp Eagle Rock are all primitive. This means electricity is not readily available. Rechargeable CPAP machines would be the primary option. A secondary option would be to bring an inverter so you could run a CPAP off a battery. Outposts or individuals are not permitted to bring generators to Camporama due to the noise factor they create in the camping area. A region or district may provide a generator for this purpose. Batteries could be recharged during the day when campers are not sleeping.
Can we bring travel trailers or RV’s to camp in on site?
No. The camp is set up for tent camping. RV’s and travel trailers will not be allowed in the campsites.
Are generators allowed at campsites?
As a courtesy to other campers, outposts or individuals may not bring generators.
What kind of clothing should we bring?
Special Ceremonies: Monday evening service (Grand Opening Rally) will be the special uniform, Camporama t-shirt with Camporama hat. We will be taking a group photo that will be available for purchase beginning Wednesday at the Camporama Store.
Daytime Activities and Evening Services: special uniform, Camporama t-shirt and Camporama hat.
T-shirts: Each camper will be issued two National Camporama t-shirts. Additional t-shirts may be purchased at the Camporama Store.
Shoes: Campers should wear appropriate shoes or boots for all activities.
Headgear: A special National Camporama hat will be issued for Camporama.
Poncho or Raincoat: Recommended (Royal Rangers rain gear may be purchased at the Camporama Store).
Socks, Handkerchiefs, Underclothing, etc.: As needed.
What about personal gear?
Bring your own personal campsite equipment (tent, lantern, etc.) unless your district is providing it. Recommended Personal Items:
|Sleeping bag or bed roll||Lip balm||Ground cloth|
|Insect repellent||Pen or pencil||Personal first aid kit|
||Aloe Vera lotion||Air mattress or sleeping pad|
|Swimming suit||Small Bible||Canteen|
|Toilet kit / biodegradable soap||Notebook & pen||Flashlight/extra batteries|
|Camera & film
||Towels||Phone Card (prepaid)|
|Duffel bag||Sun glasses|
What types of vendors will be at the National Camporama?
Camporama Store: Items available include novelties, Camporama specialty t-shirts, Camporama mugs, Royal Rangers promotional mugs, mini-fans, ponchos, ball caps, special Camporama postcards, and much more.
Can we leave the campground?
Every individual must notify security officers when entering and exiting the campground. Each district and foreign delegation will be responsible for the care and liability of the boys and leaders in its group. Any leader wishing to leave the campground after he has registered must fill out a Release and Hold Harmless Form and present it to the security officers at the main gate. Forms are available at registration, national headquarters, regional headquarters, and the main gate. Each person will need his ID tag when he reenters the camp.
Who may visit and when can they visit?
Anyone may visit during posted visiting hours (Monday - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:00 a.m. to end of evening service). All evening services, with the exception of Thursday evening, are closed to guests and visitors. Visitors may attend the Thursday evening closing service. There is no charge to visitors; however they must check-in at the registration office (Eagles Lodge at the Eagles Resort area). Female guests and visitors are not allowed in the district campsites.
Only paid Camporama participants may participate in Camporama activities. Visitors who wish to purchase meals during their stay may do so at any concession stand.
Where can I find information on local lodging and activities for my family staying in the area that is not attending Camporama?
For information on local lodging as well as area activities, click on the links below:
When, where, and how do we register for Camporama?
- Online registration opens on December 1, 2011. Before you begin the online application process, please go to “Registration.” Each adult and minor (minor’s form completed by his parent or legal guardian) attending Camporama will need to fully complete this Medical Record and Release Form with the proper signatures. No one will be permitted to camp on the facilities without completing this form. We recommend having this form completed for each person you are registering before beginning the online application process.
- All adult leaders (ages 18 and over) attending Camporama will be asked to volunteer for at least one, 4-hour shift to (as examples) run activities, help with evening services, food services, drive trams, etc.
- In addition to collecting the completed Medical Record and Release Form (from the parents or legal guardian), you will need to collect the following information from each person before beginning the online registration process. A form has been prepared to help you gather the information below for each person:
- Church Account Number (used only to verify charter status)
- Volunteer Availability and Date Preference (adults only)
- Full name (First, MI, Last) and date of birth
- Complete Address (street name and number, city, state, and zip code)
- Phone numbers (preferred and alternate)
- Email address (adults only)
- T-shirt size (sizes available from youth medium through adult 3XL)
- Please make sure to make copies of the Medical Record and Release Form for each participant you are bringing to Camporama and mail the original(s) to: Convention Services Group; 1445 N. Boonville Avenue; Springfield, MO 65802. If paying by check, include check payment with the forms. Your registration will not be complete until you register online, mail in the completed Medical Record and Release Form, and payment. Once we receive all three, you will receive a letter confirming your registration is complete.
- Each person attending Camporama must also complete a separate process to register with their district/fellowship. Each district/fellowship has provided their own contact information.
Online registration is a simple 4-step process:
- Gather the information you will need to fully complete the registration process (see above).
- Go to the National Camporama web site and click “Online Application.” Enter the information you have collected (see above). Leaders may enter information for more than one person if leading a group to Camporama.
- Enter the first registrant's information. If you need to add another, select "Add Registrant". Once all registrants' information has been entered, select one of two payment options: "Pay Later" (if paying by check) or "Checkout" (if paying immediately by credit card). If paying by check, please include the names of the people the payment covers. Payment amount is determined by the postmark of the envelope based on the table located on page 2 in Camporama 101. If paying by credit card, payment amount is determined by the date you enter your credit card information based on the table located on page 2 in Camporama 101. Paying by credit card ensures your online application and payment is processed immediately. You may pay for more than one person with a credit card in one transaction when completing the online information.
- If the "Pay Later" option is selected (if paying by check), payment in full must be made by June 27, 2012. Payment amount due is based on the postmark of the envelope, not when registration information is entered in the computer. No on-site payments for registration will be accepted.
4. Each person will be camping with his district/fellowship. Because of this, you must contact your district/fellowship to register with them (additional fees may apply). Some districts/fellowships may provide an optional transportation package to and from the event. Contact information for each district is located on the National Camporama web site.